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Prednisone And Moon Face
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Do I necessarily have to be off prednisone for my moon face to disappear or can I be on a low dosage?
Varies widely: It depends on how high a dose of Prednisone you are taking and on your ability to metabolize the medication. People vary widely in how soon they get a moon face and how easy it is for it to resolve, but if it does occur, it is reversible when the Prednisone is discontinued. http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=29&m=826537 here are some patient experiences showing the variability. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the patient, but it eventually resolves. ...Read more
Been prednisone for 2 mnt started with 60 mg now currently on 20.Ive gained a lot of weight/moon face.Will these effects easily go once im off this?
I have been off prednisone for almost 4weeks After being on a high dose of 25mg for 3 in a half months i was wondering when will my moon face go away?
Many months but will: You are fortunate that you are off and no having discontinuation syndrome. The moon face includes fat deposition and it will take months but stick too it. Be certain to discuss this with your physician who put you on high dose prednisone. One important question sis why were you on it? ...Read more